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Page 265 - Ye who love a nation's legends, Love the ballads of a people, That like voices from afar off Call to us to pause and listen, Speak in tones so plain and childlike, Scarcely can the ear distinguish Whether they are sung or spoken;— Listen to this Indian Legend, To this Song of Hiawatha!
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Page 465 - Vireos patiently explore the under sides of leaves and odd nooks and corners to see that no skulker escapes. The Woodpeckers, Nuthatches, and Creepers attend to the tree trunks and limbs, examining carefully each inch of bark for insects' eggs and larvae, or excavating for the ants and borers they hear at work within.
Page 477 - I was fallen into different kinds of disorders, such as pains in my stomach, and often stitches, and spices of the gout ; attended by, what was still worse, an almost continual slow fever, a stomach generally out of order, and a perpetual thirst.
Page 465 - A perusal of the various works that have been written on the economic relations of birds to man will support the statement that if we were deprived of the services of birds the earth would soon become uninhabitable.
Page 464 - Flycatchers lie in wait, darting from ambush at passing prey, and with a suggestive click of the bill returning to their post. The "Warblers, light, active creatures, flutter about the terminal foliage, and with almost the skill of a Hummingbird pick insects from leaf or blossom.
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Page 464 - In the air Swallows and Swifts are coursing rapidly to and fro, ever in pursuit of the insects which constitute their sole food. When they retire, the Nighthawks and "Whip-poor-wills will take up the chase, catching moths and other nocturnal insects which would escape day -flying birds.